MLK’s Vision Would Include Pathway to Citizenship, Daughter Says
August 28, 2008 - 3:52 AMBernice King says her father would support illegal alien’s being “afforded the opportunity” to become citizens.
King, who is a lawyer and an ordained minister, told CNSNews.com that her father would support illegal alien’s being “afforded the opportunity” to become citizens.
King said she does not support a policy that would send all those in the United States illegally back to their home country and that because many illegal aliens have been in the United States for years they should have access to a process that would eventually gain them full citizenship.
King was in Denver to introduce her brother, Martin Luther King III, who will speak on Thursday – the 45th anniversary of their father’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the night when Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will accept the Democratic nomination for president.